Rep. Paul Ryan kicks off two days of listening sessions

MUSKEGO (AP) -- Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan received a warm welcome during his first meeting of two days of listening sessions in his southeastern Wisconsin district.

About 300 people attended Ryan's meeting in Muskego Thursday, May 3rd where he was given a standing ovation as he began the session.

Ryan's name has come up as a potential running mate to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. And it's a possibility that followed him back in his district Thursday. One man told Ryan he appreciated the job he was doing in Congress and urged him to keep his current job rather than accept a possible vice president nomination. Ryan didn't address the comment.

As House Budget Committee chairman, Ryan authored a budget that combines deep spending cuts in safety-net programs for the poor with an overhaul of Medicare and steep drops in tax rates.

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